Adelaide’s great destination appeal continues to draw global accolades with the South Australian capital recently ranked one of the world’s top 10 ‘Most Friendly’ and ‘Most Liveable’ cities.

Representing Australia on Condé Nast Traveler’s ‘Most Friendly Cities in the World’ list, Adelaide won praise for its ‘chill coastal vibe and first-rate natural wines’, with readers praising the city’s ‘walkability’ and ‘welcoming’ locals.

‘These are all aspects of the Adelaide experience that continue to attract conference organisers and appeal to delegates,’ comments Simon Burgess, General Manager, Adelaide Convention Centre.

‘Walkability is definitely key, and the compact nature of Adelaide makes it ideal for walking conferences – once delegates arrive, there’s little need for transportation. We have 3,500 hotel rooms within a five minute walk, are surrounded by an abundance of vibrant restaurants, bars and laneways, and the CBD is just a stone’s throw from South Australia’s world-famous wine regions and beautiful beaches, which are popular for pre- and post- event touring.’

In addition to being rated one of the world’s ‘Most Friendly’ cities, Adelaide was also recently listed in the top 10 ‘Most Liveable’ cities. The index, published annually by The Economist, ranks global cities based on their stability, healthcare, culture, environment, education and infrastructure. 2018 represents the seventh consecutive year that Adelaide has been listed in the index’s top 10.

Adelaide’s foodie scene also continues to draw global recognition and praise, with the Adelaide Central Market recently listed on Lonely Planet’s ‘Ultimate Eatlist’.


2018 Condé Nast Traveler ‘Most Friendly Cities in the World’ (Adelaide)
2018 The Economist ‘World’s Most Liveable Cities’ (Adelaide)
2017 Lonely Planet ‘Best in Travel: Top 10 Regions to Visit’ (South Australia)
2017 The Economist ‘World’s Most Liveable Cities’ (Adelaide)
2016 Travel & Leisure ‘Best Places to Travel’ (Adelaide)
2015 New York Times ‘Places to Go’ (Adelaide)
2014 Lonely Planet ‘Top 10 Cities to Visit’ (Adelaide)